This post is sponsored by Depend, Poise, and Ensure but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
The thought that crosses our minds, “How can I Be a Better Caregiver?”. It’s never an easy subject to speak about when you’re lost for words especially the word, “confusion”. It’s okay to be confused at first and not know what to do. I’ve been there myself and you’re not alone. Many of us, including caregivers that are now experienced in the field, have expressed that same feeling during one point. Caring for a loved one or friend can be stressful and an exhausting job at times. It’s going to take more breaks, and support from other caregivers and networks, to get you through some of the worst days. -And trust me, proper rest and nutrition are very important as a caregiver.
Being strong enough mentally and physically is only a quarter of the dedication that is needed to be a caregiver. Caregiving is hard work and to be a Better Caregiver you must take time for yourself. Yes, I’m talking about taking time off without feeling guilty.
First, take care of yourself. It might sound selfish and you might believe that it is but It’s the only way to be able to take care of others effectively when we take care of ourselves first. We forget about ourselves more frequently than you want to believe. Just remember, taking care of yourself benefits you and the person whom you care for. You both will benefit from it.
Do you know what caregivers benefit from it the most? Not only is it self- rewarding but knowing that you are giving the best care possible and with every inch of your heart, you wouldn’t want it any other way.
As a caregiver myself, I found shopping at Sam’s Club is more convenient and discrete to purchase my caregiving essentials. Here’s why:
Sam’s Club offers a variety of products like Ensure, Poise, and Depend. Each of these products is fantastic for caregivers to have on hand. What I enjoy the most is having discreet shipping available to me at Sam’s Club. It’s also convenient for me when to use Club Pick up when I need each item sooner. Fast and reliable is always important for caregivers.
I’ve always shopped for my own personal needs at Sam’s Club. I find that Sam’s Club gives me the peace of mind knowing that I can always rely on them. I can find what I need when I need it, and now how I need it. -And I forget to mention? It reduces my stress.
Now that’s a promise that’s worth accepting. Sam’s Club gives me the products in hand to make me a Better Caregiver.
Balancing the needs of your own health along with taking care of another. Yes, it can be difficult but it’s also possible and a must! Setting goals for you the caregiver is an important step in this process. That’s why I believe to seek out better and healthier solutions. Let’s face it, caregivers are busy and half the time we don’t eat or drink when we should. So that’s why it’s a necessity for you to have Ensure Plus nutrition shakes on hand. Chocolate and Vanilla flavors are my favorite. By the way, Ensure Plus can be for the person you’re caring for too! The best part is it can be served cold from the bottle or over ice.
Consider the person’s abilities. What makes me Be a Better Caregiver is my own determination to help improve their lives. I’ve always been a go-getter and at times, very determined to improve the quality of one’s life. It’s an important task to make sure that the person whom you’re caring for feels it. It can be a roller coaster ride, believe me. There have been many days that I felt overwhelmed and burnt out.
Being a better caregiver starts with you. Be resilient. Turn to support groups when needed. When feeling tired, irritated or angry, take some time for yourself. Eat a balanced meal regularly or an Ensure Plus nutritional shake.
Focus on what your abilities are and how they can help someone else. Writing in a journal helps. You’ll be surprised how calming writing can be with a world of chaos.
-And remember you’re not alone. Ask for help. Reach out for guidance and say to yourself, you got this!
To learn more about Sam’s Club membership, caregiving products, and discreet shipping services, please visit their website.